iPhone got stolen. Back-up to new iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Essaux, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. Essaux macrumors regular

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    Hello there,

    I apologise if I place this in the wrong section.

    My iPhone 6 got stolen yesterday and I'm now trying to find my back-up to see when the most recent-back up happened. But, I can't find it anywhere? Won't show up in iTunes and I can't locate it on my hard disk.

    Does anyone know how I can find it?

    Do these back-ups contain ALL information that was on my phone? I had over 20k photos... would be great if I'd still have them all.

    Thanks in advance for any potential help.
     
  2. pwhitehead macrumors 6502

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    You on a Mac or PC?
     
  3. chscag macrumors 68000

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    If on a Mac:

    Macintosh HD/Users/your user name/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates/

    That folder should show the IPSW recovery files and dates (in other words the date you made the backup). Your user library folder is hidden by default so you will need to unhide it first.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Backups are saved in /Users/yourusername/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup but you can't force iTunes to open them. If you look in the iTunes preferences under devices, you don't see any backups?
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Those are not the backups of the device, but rather cached copies of iOS installers. Backups aren't saved as ipsw files.
     
  6. chscag macrumors 68000

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    You are correct.
     
  7. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    go to iTunes
    click on preferences
    click on devices

    all your device backups are date and time stamped there
    i think when u connect a new device and it will stay restore from backup you can hold down the option key for more info?
     
  8. Essaux thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys! It worked indeed. I just got scared I might have lost a lot, but I fortunately backed up a week before I lost my pone.
     

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